Recently, we here at Gizmodo have had the pleasure of welcoming a ton of new staff members. And even though you may have already liked us on Facebook or followed us on Twitter (hint hint), now's as good a time as any to reacquaint yourself with all of our beaming, blog-addled faces.
So whether you want to shower us with praises or just need a more direct outlet to harass us mercilessly at your leisure, click on each staffer's name below to follow the latest stories, gadget news, hilarious jokes, and brilliant insights into everything from tech to tweens. Seriously. Do it. Now.
Unofficially our Birmingham, Alabama, Bureau Chief, Brian makes sure we aren't just posting about puppies, booze, and poop jokes all day. He has a gentle touch, but I have it on good authority that he once killed a man over an absent Oxford comma.
Hailing from the sea-faring side of New Hampshire, Meg gave up her dreams in musical theater to become a 21st-century journalist in the most impressive of ways. After spending time at the Huffington Post during its startup days, she ran the day-to-day at VICE's Motherboard, where she developed a keen interest in the future of e-cigs. When Meg's not blogging or editing, she's either sailing or wishing she owned a Vespa.
Kelsey's from Canada. And Colorado and Pittsburgh and Texas—that's a lot of places! So there's a very good chance Kelsey is in the CIA, in which case we've already said too much and will likely be taken out soon. What we do know for sure, though, is that her taste in design and architecture is second to none, and she can play a mean game of Wizard Sticks, to boot. Trust us.
Sean comes to us from The Verge (among a few other places), where he honed a passion for all things Oculus, laptop jackets (trust us—it's cooler than it sounds), and tripod desks. In other words, weird ways to hold computers. He's also a Review whiz, and probably has more gadget back-knowledge than the whole staff combined. When he's not playing video games, he's probably with his adorable puppy. Or learning Japanese. Or maybe all three.
Eric used to man our weekend shift but now spends the weekdays banging away at Giz headquarters about smartwatches, why-aren't-people-into-smartwatches, and seriously-have-you-heard-about smartwatches. But that's not really important—what is important is the fact that he sings like an angel, as you can see here. (Editor's note: Ashley threatened me with "worse" if I remove that link and I trust her.) That's him. In the front. The one in the front singing like an angel. He makes us so proud.
Leslie is our resident media savant, thanks in no small part to her almost uncomfortably keen eye for spotting tech references in rap. On a different note entirely, her family all buys matching pajamas to sleep in on Christmas Eve. And she used one of her posts to reveal Big Boi as Gizmodo's Number 1 fan. Plus, fortunately for us, Leslie is highly gif-able. But if I post any of them here she will probably try to fire me again, so just take my word for it.
If you only know two things about Alissa, know that she's an avid gelato enthusiast and loves to walk—a lot. She even has a whole blog about it, in case you needed to feel like more of a human-shaped pile of garbage than you already do. Also, we lied; there's something else you should know—as you can see, she's a dead ringer for David Bowie a la Labyrinth.
Matt comes to us from the absolutely awesome retro-futurism blog Paleofuture, which has become its very own Giz Entity™. In fact, Matt actually started Paleofuture back in 2007 for a writing class in college. Though it started off as a side project, he was ultimately able to quit his day job and spend his time basking in the world of tomorrow from yesterday. The moral of the story? Stay in school, kids—because maybe your dream will get dropped in your lap without you ever realizing it. Also, don't eat glue.
Although seldom drunk, Andrew is actually Canadian. And although he writes his north-of-the-border tweets in Canadian, they're still easy for Americans to understand and surprisingly light on hockey and maple syrup references. He also tweets a lot of sweet YouTube videos. The photo you see on the left is also the only picture of him on the entire internet. Seriously. It's weird. The photo on the right is an an artist's interpretation.
Jamie is a very smart person who is also British. Try reading all his tweets in the voice of Margaret Thatcher. Or in the voice of Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher, because who remembers Thatcher? Jamie does, he's old!
Coming to us from an illustrious stint at both The Atlantic Wire and Vice's Motherboard,Adam's a seasoned tech vet with an eye for the political- and science-minded. Follow him for tweets about the latest advancements and all things interesting. And to stay updated on the blogger taskforce beat, apparently.
Andy's kind of like a ninja lurking in the shadows most days. He doesn't talk much, but when he does, it's almost always quotable. Taste-wise, if something isn't animated and Japanese, he has no use for it. He's also read more manga than the totality of some American states.
Mario's is the only opinion on e-cigs you will ever need. Ok, and he's pretty good with cameras and audio equipment, too. And he loves sriracha. If you ever make him mad, just make him a sriracha-flavored bluetooth e-cig speaker camera. You'll be back in his good graces in no time. And also filthy rich.
Jordan has ventured over to us from Co.Design and Dwell before that, as well as working some freelance gigs. But Jordan's path has covered far more than just writing about design, she once worked at a bar in London called Crazy Homies and played on her high school water polo team. The two may or may not have been related.
When science and nature collide into something weird, wild, disturbing, or wonderful, Sarah is on it. Whether it's secret Swiss cheese bacteria, injecting the blood of young healthy folks into old Alzheimer's patients , or giant mystery holes in Siberia—she can tell what's happening and why the hell it matters. She'll definitely split an order of fries if you're having a beer. Oh, also, she can fly like a bird. P cool chick.
Due to obvious conflict of interest, Eric Limer has graciously provided the following.
Second only to Nick Stango, Ashley makes the funniest Twitter of anyone on the team. Most of the time. One time she had a tweet blow up and she almost crumbled under the pressure. Her life-long struggle—aside from Candy Crush addiction—is hearing "Ashley" when people say "Actually." I'd show you her favorite GIF but I don't want anyone to get fired. It involves Justin Bieber and something vaguely cylindrical in shape.
Meet Dr. Bob. Bob's not really a doctor, but he did go through a whole year of medical school, which is more than we can say for ourselves. In addition to answering all of our inane, paranoia-fueled medical inquiries, Bob also enjoys cars. And talking about cars. And writing about cars. Bob likes cars.
Kate's another new face on the team, this time coming to us from The Daily Dot, where she covered all things social media and she put together an astoundingly thorough history of the 'Mmm Watcha Say' meme. She also tells a hell of a good douchebag story.
Darren made his way over to Giz after a stint at Pop Mech, where he'd been running most of their online consumer gadget coverage (think laptop and smartphone reviews, Google I/O coverage, and other supa fun nerd stuff). Darren's our lead smartphone eye over here in NYC, and he knows how to spot a news story like nobody's business.
There's no bigger NASA fanboy in all the land than Jesus Diaz. The knowledge and talent that he brings to the table are staggering. He'll drop an idea for a story on us and two minutes later turn up with a breathtaking photoshop or illustration. It seems like everything he touches turns to gold, and no one but no one hates Nazis the way he does.
Casey Chan is one of our intrepid young Sploid-men and has also refused to accept my Facebook friend request for two years and counting. Over the past three days, Casey has entered our group chats using the following as greetings: "haylav," "washawasha," and "shawap." At least we think they're greetings—they could just be a prolonged series of tiny strokes! It's hard to know since Casey lives in LA. Only time will tell.
Michael—or "Hesh" as we call him—is the one behind the camera bringing you awesome footage of lifeless hover boards, malicious furbies, and every gadget under the sun. Hesh also has the best opinions—on everything. Don't try to fight it, he'll win. Just let the Heshpinion be.
Nick is our resident Windows fanboy and isn't afraid to show it. He's also a fantastic photographer and nearly impossible to catch without a camera strapped to his neck... or dropping Emma Watson GIFs in our group chat. But he stood in line at 6am one day to buy cronuts for the team, so we love him anyway.
Brent has a multiple personality disorder. Not kidding. He's also our resident Yam enthusiast.Plus, he's done some awesome reporting from places like NASA, San Quentin, and the World Penis Pump Acceptance Institute.
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